Strawberry shortcake cookies make an awesome treat for just about anyone. We think the sweet red strawberries make them ideal for Valentine's Day!
Your favorite summertime dessert just became portable! As much as I would love to carry shortcakes, strawberries and freshly whipped cream in my picnic basket and assemble my favorite dessert in the park with friends, it just isn’t practical. These strawberry shortcake cookies solve that problem.
They are so easy to make, and the flavor is the perfect replica for the real thing. If you’ve ever made a scone, you can make these cookies easily. The butter is crumbled into the flour mixture, and then cream is added until a moist dough forms. Stir in plenty of fresh strawberries, and bake.
I’ve made several improvements from the original recipe here. First, I omitted the step of marinating the berries in sugar and lemon juice. This prevents the berries from producing too much juice during baking. Although, some juice will still seep out of the berries and caramelize on the pan. However, I lowered the oven temperature to 350 to minimize burning.
Finally, I scaled the recipe down to make just one dozen cookies, because the cookies do not stay fresh very long. On the day of baking, the cookies have a delicious crispy crust, and a soft cakey center. However, as the cookies sit, the crust softens. The following day, the cookies have a texture more similar to a muffin than a cookie. They’re still delicious, though!
They're so lightly sweet, you might even want one of these cookies for breakfast, and I wouldn't shame you for it. Plus, you can swap in any berry you like. Ruby red strawberries are gorgeous, but blackberries or raspberries would be equally as yummy.
Surprise your sweetheart for Valentine's Day by making these strawberry shortcake cookies! Thinking about an even bigger surprise? Consider rounding out a treat basket with funfetti cookie dough truffles and monster cookie dough truffles. We just know they'll make your Valentine's Day epic!